Ordovician Brittle Star (Ophiura) Fossil With Trilobite Parts

This is a 2.4" wide Ophiura brittle star fossils from the Kataoua Formation of Morocco. These Ophiura brittle stars are Ordovician in age, or approximately 450 million years. The dark orange/brown coloration is due to the oxidization of iron pyrite.

There are also parts of at least two types of trilobites associated with it on the matrix. There are a couple tails of a Dalmanitid and parts of a type of Harpid.

Comes with a display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ophiura sp.
LOCATION
Kaid rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua formation
SIZE
Starfish 2.4", Matrix 5.7x5.4"
ITEM
#41818
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